MRI- Imaging of the Female Pelvis: Evaluation of Adnexal Lesions

With its high contrast resolution, its ability to provide good tissue characterization, and its multiplanar imaging capabilities, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is increasingly used to evaluate pelvic pathology.

Ultrasound is no doubt the first imaging modality of choice for the female pelvis. However, there are some shortcomings with this modality, such as the limited field of view, obscuration of pelvic organs by the presence of bowel gas and inherent limitations dependent on patient size.